Humphrey

Humphrey

Knitted Teddy Bear

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Every baby needs a boon companion to love to rags; Humphrey has seen it all and is patient enough to see some more. This old-fashioned teddy is knit at a firm gauge in Shelter, stuffed with wool roving, and assembled with components that ensure small children’s safety if their enthusiasm for him should become overly exuberant. Like every good bear, Humphrey is both large and limber, with articulated joints that let him assume even the least dignified of poses. His handsome raglan sweater in two colors of Loft restores his sense of propriety and girds him for the next adventure.

 

YARDAGE

Bear:

Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • Approximately 280 yards of worsted weight wool yarn in Color 1 (C1)

Bear’s Sweater:

Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 125 yards Color 2 (C2); 60 yards of Color 3 (C3)

YARN

Bear:

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g):

  • 2 skeins 
  • Photographed in color Nest (C1)

Bear’s Sweater:

Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)

Please note: the stitch patterns in this design are charted only.

Gauge

Bear:

  • 22½ stitches & 33 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and Shelter (C1), after blocking

Bear’s Sweater:

  • 28 stitches & 35 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and Loft (C2 or C3), after blocking

Note: Bear is knit tightly to prevent stuffing from showing

Needles

Size A (for Bear and Main Sweater Fabric):

  • One set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauges listed
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Sweater Ribbing):

  • One set of DPNs, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 2½)
Finished dimensions

Bear:

  • 16″ height (standing); 15″ circumference at chest

Bear’s Sweater:

  • 14″ circumference at chest

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES

  • Provisional Cast On

OPTIONAL TECHNIQUES

  • Grafting (Kitchener Stitch)
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